Permaculture Design Course


Registration is open for our 2018 PDC!

February 2-15, 2018
Finca Bona Fide, Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua
Instructors: Scott Gallant, Mitch Haddad, Christopher Shanks
Taught in English and simultaneously translated into Spanish


Centroamericanos

  • Descuento especial para ciudadanos de Centroamérica
  • Incluye comida, alojamiento y instrucción del curso

US$750Learn More

Expats

  • Special discount for residents of Central America
  • Includes food, lodging, and course instruction

US$1,050Learn More

Visitors

  • Includes food, lodging, and course instruction

 

US$1,350Learn More


HELD ON ISLA DE OMETEPE, AN ISLAND OF TWIN VOLCANOES ON LAKE NICARAGUA

Project Bona Fide’s annual Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 2-week hands-on training experience in permaculture design principles and practices. We teach a standard PDC curriculum with a special emphasis on forest gardening in the tropics.

Although we will be in a tropical setting, many of the techniques will transfer directly to any climate. Students will receive resources and plant lists for many climates as part of the course content.

This 14-day course is ideal for anyone interested in taking an active role in building a regenerative future, as well as anyone with a focus in agriculture, architecture, ecology, gardening, landscaping, education, or community development. No prior permaculture experience is necessary.

At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate of completion of 72 course hours plus 20 additional hours of skill-building workshops and hands-on work experience.

Join us for our 2016 PDC!

JOIN US ON OUR 26-ACRE PERMACULTURE SITE TO LEARN ABOUT:

  • Principles and Ethics of Permaculture Design
  • Site analysis and design, from the tropics to temperate regions
  • Landscape master planning and microclimate design
  • Reading the landscape and pattern recognition
  • Design for climate change
  • Regenerative Land Management and Stewardship
  • Water catchment, storage, filtration, and distribution
  • Biologically based treatment of greywater and blackwater
  • Using greywater in the landscape
  • Natural building techniques and vernacular architecture
  • Plant propagation and grafting
  • Organic horticulture
  • Medicinal plant propagation, usage and preparations
  • Biointensive gardening and seed saving
  • Soil rehabilitation and fertility strategies
  • Myco-forestry and myco-filtration
  • Orchard design and maintenance
  • Renewable energies and biofuels
  • Local and Regenerative economics
  • Urban and suburban permaculture strategies
  • Ecovillage design and community building strategies
  • Networking within the permaculture community and beyond

Please register early as the course can and does fill quickly.
US$400 non-refundable deposit required.
Airfare not included.
Academic credits often available to undergraduate and graduate students.
Additional scholarship opportunities available for citizens of Central America.

COST:

$1350 USD includes, food, lodging, instruction, and materials for the entirety of the course.

Lodging is dorm style on the farm or in a hostel. There’s also camping on the farm by request-space is limited.

Other accommodations can be arranged by request. Contact bonafidecourses@gmail.com for more info.

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION / SOLICITUD DE BECA (CENTROAMERICANOS):

Hay una cantidad limitada de becas completas y parciales exclusivamente para ciudadanos de Centroamérica.

¡Solicitud en línea viene pronto!

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION:

bonafidecourses@gmail.com

(+505) 8901-5782

REGISTER HERE!

 

 

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